Nancy Reid Gunn


Photo Courtesy of State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory>

Photographer Richard Parks

Nancy Reid Gunn
By Kathaleen Boche


Stylish and eloquent, artist Nancy Reid Gunn was the “golden girl” of the Tallahassee, Florida, art scene in the 1960s and 1970s. Born in Fort Worth, Texas, on July 9, 1922, Gunn took her first art class at age seventeen. Her father was an engineer whose career path took the family to Connellsville, Pennsylvania, and Evanston, Illinois. Nancy Reid attended Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, where she met her future husband James Gunn. She continued her studies at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1948, James and Nancy married and moved to Tallahassee, Florida.


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